Reputable football commentator Simon Hill called out to Peter FitzSimons for his slap at the Socceroos, where they lost to France. World Cup. Australia’s campaign in Qatar got off to a grim start after they died. defeated 4-1 by the defending world champions Tuesday.
this Socceroos’ tactics come under fire After the loss, Australian bigs Mark Bosnich and Harry Kewell criticized coach Graham Arnold. Some fans described the Socceroos’ showdown as «pathetic» and «terrible,» but comments from former Wallabies player FitzSimons didn’t quite please Hill.
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FitzSimons, «Isn’t there another way to look like lambs to be slaughtered?» newspaper column for Sydney Morning Herald. “Isn’t it time for the ‘shepherd’ call? going out, just like Tommy Raudonikis’ famous ‘Cattle dog!’ to search?»
FitzSimons also wrote on Twitter: «I don’t know anything about this game. But to my newbie eyes, our guys are so vague and lacking in urgency, right? I feel helpless but not the right kind? Don’t we look desperate to go to them?»
Making an exception to previous criticism of Australian football from outside the sport, Hill responded to FitzSimons on Twitter: «I’m glad you asked, Peter. The point is, we play very developed country football. Players playing in the best clubs in the world, $1.3 billion TV deal. a local league (ours is a tenth of that), an academy (Clairefontaine) that ranks among the best in the world.
“They have 46 purely professional clubs, we have 11. Their government and corporate sectors make football millions️️, we feed on leftovers. They had visionaries️ like Jules Rimet and Gabriel Hanot and their dedicated media (L’Equipe for one) to take the game into account. We don’t have any of these.»
Hill called FitzSimons’ comments «depressing,» considering he admits he knows little about football. «Give it a try… I don’t know anything about the game…Tommy Raudonikis…soccer» Sigh, said Hill on Twitter. «Why do we STILL get this kind of ‘analysis’ bits about the biggest sporting event on the planet?»
Hill added: «If you’re a general sportswriter, shouldn’t you at least have a working knowledge of the biggest game on the planet?»
Hill made a particular exception to the idea that the Socceroos should simply raise their offensive bets against France. After Australia took an early 1-0 lead with a goal from Craig Goodwin, France changed course and left the Socceroos with little response.
«It’s kind of like asking how you let Mike Tyson throw so many punches. Answer: because he was the world champion, the best and the meanest, and never as dangerous as when he was shot in the jaw,» Hill wrote.
FitzSimons responded on Friday: «But you and I could have lasted three seconds against Mike Tyson. The Socceroos showed they could at least compete aggressively in the first fifteen minutes against France – as Kewell, Bosnich, Foster and others have pointed out. Are they wrong?
“This is exactly how it seemed to me – while admitting that I had zero knowledge of the game. But it was also the seemingly universal opinion of the experts after the game”.
Footballers want to return against Tunisia
this Socceroos forced to change defense On Saturday night (9:00 AEDT) Fran Karadzic replaced Nathaniel Atkinson, who was injured due to tough clashes with Tunisia. Before arriving in Doha, Atkinson suffered an ankle injury in France due to an ankle injury.
«He took a bit of a hit to his ankle again,» Arnold told reporters before Saturday’s game. «Fran Karacic will come, we prepared him for the match.»
The Australians must win or draw against Tunisia at Al Janoub Stadium to maintain their chances of qualifying for the second time from a World Cup group. The Socceroos are also likely to call on influential midfielder Ajdin Hrustic, who missed the opening game and has not played in the Italian club ranks since an ankle injury on October 3.
Arnold said Hrustic is in 95 percent form. But he was reluctant to detail other changes beyond the inclusion of Karadzic.
«He (Hrustic) has trained well, is recovering, is in good shape mentally and physically,» Arnold said. «I don’t think there will be much change, we have to put out our strongest squad.
«It will be a very, very physical match. Tunisians love a physical game and we need to match that physical aspect.»
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